Accession Number : AD1029856

Title :   Navy Operational Planner - Undersea Warfare Module

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

Personal Author(s) : Molina,Guy A

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Report Date : 01 Sep 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : Joint maritime operational planning is the difficult task of assigning various platforms toaccomplish a multitude of missions in several areas of operations. The task becomes moredifficult as resources are limited, mission requirements evolve, and platform capabilities vary.Emerging threats and technology in the undersea domain have created renewed interest andincreased the priority of undersea warfare (USW) planning.This thesis develops and provides a proof-of-concept for a decision-support tool to aidoperational planning in a USW environment. Specifically, it provides an optimization model withan optimal solution that maximizes multi-mission achievement in a theater USW environmentthrough the scheduling of surface, sub-surface, and air assets over a non-fixed time horizon.Tactics and their mathematical representation are an input to our model. This makes themodel easily adapted to any USW scenario and other warfare areas where mission achievementcan be measured quantitatively.

Descriptors :   unmanned underwater vehicles , decision support systems , undersea warfare , tactical decision aids , mathematical programming , navy , optimization , military operations , submarines , antisubmarine warfare , detectors , operations research , software tools , military planning , Mine Warfare

Subject Categories : Underwater and Marine Navigation and Guidance
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE